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Mergers & Acquisitions lawyers

The successful execution of a Mergers & Acquisition transaction, whether sell-side or buy-side, requires lawyers who understand their clients` businesses and markets, including the risks associated with their sector and how they can be mitigated in a pragmatic and cost-effective manner. Our M&A team is structured according to our clients’ sectors and will work with you and your other advisers to produce innovative structures and solutions that address the risks and challenges faced in your M&A transactions.

As a seller, buyer, financial investor or a company’s management team, we can advise you on all aspects of your transaction (public or private) involving the sale or acquisition of a company or business, both domestically in the UK or internationally. Consistently ranked by Mergermarket as the top Mergers & Acquisition law firm by deal count in Europe, our partner-led teams are structured and trained according to the industries our clients operate in.

With the resources of over 700 corporate lawyers in over 42 countries, over 120 of whom are based in the UK, we can advise you in all aspects of your Mergers & Acquisition transactions.

Whatever your size, whether you are a large publicly listed company or a small privately owned business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost-effective solution for you. Covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, PFI, outsourcing, group restructurings and privatisations, Our cross-border teams consist of experts from all practice areas and sectors including financial services, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, healthcare & life sciences, real estate, hotels & leisure and technology, media & telecommunications. This allows us to pinpoint your real commercial issues and risks, and provide you with relevant commercial advice in context, saving you time and money.

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Anthony Waller
Anthony Waller
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Anthony Waller is a partner in the Corporate/M&A Team at CMS London. Anthony deals with all aspects of corporate work, including private company and business acquisitions and disposals, public...
David Bunker
David Bunker
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
David advises on all aspects of corporate finance work for private and public companies, advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships and reorganisations. He has particular...
Nick Crosbie
Nick Crosbie
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Nick is a Corporate Partner, based in London and advises on deals in the Hotels & Leisure, Media, Sport and Technology sectors. Nick advises his clients on acquisitions and disposals, joint...
Narinder Jugpal
Narinder Jugpal
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Narinder Jugpal is a partner in CMS’s London Corporate Group. He advises private equity sponsors, financial institutions and corporates on all manner of domestic and cross border acquisitions, d...
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Jason Zemmel
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Jason Zemmel is a Partner based in the CMS London office. Jason advises a wide range of private equity houses, management teams, corporates, investors and advisers on the full range of private ...
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Stuart MacLean
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Stuart MacLean is a partner in the Corporate Group.  Based in Edinburgh, he has lived and worked in London, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Singapore.  He works with leading companies, investors, ma...
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Kenneth Rose
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Kenny Rose is a partner in the Corporate group with over 25 years' experience as a corporate lawyer. He specialises in M&A and corporate finance projects. He has a particularly strong track record...
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David Davidson
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
David Davidson has over 25 years’ experience in M&A and private equity transactions and is ranked as a Corporate/M&A lawyer by Chambers and Partners. He specialises in leveraged buy outs, a...
Bruce Graeme
Graeme Bruce
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Graeme Bruce is a partner in the Corporate department with over 25 years of experience as a corporate lawyer. He is consistently listed as a leading lawyer in the directories and specialises in a...
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Gary Green
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Gary Green is a partner in the Corporate Team at CMS London. He has extensive experience of a wide range of corporate law matters including corporate finance, domestic and cross-border M&A,...